Our careers advice is tailored to exactly what you want

The careers and higher education programme (CHE) at St Clare’s is exceptional in both its scope and provision and was judged outstanding in the recent ISI inspection. The college has two dedicated careers and higher education advisers, including our Head of Careers who is available all year round to support students with their choices for higher education, for careers and for gap years. Both our advisers are qualified and experienced in global university applications including the USA and Europe.

Explore your work and education options

The programme will develop your career management skills by raising your awareness of your own strengths and weaknesses. It will also help you to explore your options for education and work. You are supported through application processes to make effective university applications and prepare CVs as required.

Prepare for an exciting future

You will build skills and knowledge through a range of workshops, tutorials, lectures, visits and discussions. This will help you to make well-informed decisions about your future and prepare you for decisions that you are likely to face after you leave St Clare’s. Emphasis is placed on helping you to analyse the skills you are developing through your academic studies and through extra curricular activities to maximise your chances and opportunities in life.

Melanie Moorhouse, our experienced and well respected Head of Careers, gives extremely helpful and detailed information on:

  • higher education opportunities in the UK, US and elsewhere
  • careers information
  • careers and courses related to each IB subject
  • gap opportunities from four weeks to a year long
  • continuous advice and updates on her Careers Blog

St Clare’s is a centre for SAT and BMAT exams. TOEFL, UKCAT and LNAT exams may be taken in Oxford.

Yasmina – British

Gap year – volunteering with Project Trust, India

St. Clare’s is not like other schools where students are simply spoon-fed information.  I realised this in my first week.  Teachers expected more from me and all at once I was at the helm of my own education.  I won’t deny that this was shocking and strange, but now, two-years on, I couldn’t be more grateful.  I have attained greater independence and new-found appreciation for my subjects.  St Clare’s has bolstered me for the dynamic world ahead.  I now enter it knowing that I can take whatever comes my way.

Further Reading

Bletchley Park Visit

  On the 29 April 2018, 11 IB students and 4 teachers visited Bletchley Park, the place which was once the central site for British codebreakers during World War Two. The location, famous for where Alan Turing broke the enigma code is perfect our history students as...

Career Launch Day

On Monday 26 March the IB1 students were given a career's launch day where they attended career focused sessions tailored to their application plans and subject interests. This ranged from talks on taking a gap year to writing personal statements. We were extremely...

A weekend to Lisbon

As part of the International Baccalaureate Diploma, students have to take part in a number of CAS experiences. Trips to town and cities in the UK and abroad enable students to learn about the history; find out more about the culture and traditions; visit museums, art...

Detailed, accurate and up-to-date careers advice

We offer students the most up-to-date guidance and help.

Contact Melanie Moorhouse, Head of Careers

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